Posts from GovConWire for 10/13/2016

Boeing to Engineer P-8A Liquid Air Palletized System Under Navy Contract Modification

Boeing has received a $31.1 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to perform non-recurring engineering work on the Liquid Air Palletized System for the P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Boeing will also provide an instrument unit to support LAPS tests and DoD expects the company to finish work under the modification in March 2019…
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Preferred Systems Solutions Eyes IC Market Expansion Through Synaptic Solutions Purchase; Scott Goss Comments

Preferred Systems Solutions has purchased Reston, Virginia-based software development services provider Synaptic Solutions for an undisclosed sum in a strategy to expand the former’s contract base and business network in the U…
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Army Taps QSM for Software Cost Estimation Services

The U.S. Army has awarded Quantitative Software Management four prime contracts to provide cost estimation and technical support services for the military branch’s software development and maintenance efforts…
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Carahsoft Adds IPsoft’s AI-Based Digital Labor Platforms to GSA Schedule

Carahsoft Technology and IPsoft have partnered to offer the latter company’s artificial intelligence-based digital labor platforms through the General Services Administration‘s Schedule contract vehicle…
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Facebook Seeks Counterterrorism Research Analyst to Join Info Security Org

Facebook‘s information security organization looks for a counterterrorism research analyst to work with the company’s team in Washington. Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said the selected candidate will help identify tools, tactics and infrastructure that terrorist actors use as they affect the social network’s systems in efforts to mitigate threats…
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Marine Corps Seeks to Facilitate Emergency Cyber Platform Deployment Through New Acquisition Process

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has developed and adopted a new process designed to expedite the acquisition and deployment of cyber capabilities in response to emergency requirements of the service branch’s cyber forces…
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Report: Boeing-Built X-37B Space Plane Logs 500+ Days in Orbit

A Boeing-built orbital test vehicle has spent more than 500 days in Earth orbit since the U.S. Air Force launched the unmanned spacecraft from Cape Canaveral in Florida last year, Space.com reported Monday…
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Northrop Tests Synoptic Sensor Tech on Global Hawk UAV; Mick Jaggers Comments

Northrop Grumman has flown a legacy U.S. Air Force sensor for the first time on a company-built RQ-4 Global Hawk drone as part of efforts to demonstrate sensors that are previously unavailable to the unmanned aerial vehicle…
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FCC CIO David Bray: IT a Shared Responsibility for Agency Execs

David Bray, chief information officer at the Federal Communications Commission, has said he believes that government CIOs should help their agencies’ C-level executives to understand how technology can support organizational missions, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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October 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises on HII, Honeywell Bounces in Narrow US Trading Session

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held higher Wednesday on gains by Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) as the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 index showed little change with the Federal Reserve‘s September meeting minutes the main focus of investor attention…
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